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February 17, 2009

Partners to Support Native Windows 7 Mobile Broadband

Yesterday at Mobile World Congress 2009, we announced an amazing line-up of partners who will be supporting Mobile Broadband enhancements in Windows 7. These partners include: 

  • Acer
  • Asus
  • Birdstep Technology
  • Dell
  • Ericsson
  • HP
  • Fujitsu Siemens Computers
  • Huawei Communications Technologies
  • Option
  • Qualcomm
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Smith Micro
  • T-Mobile International
  • ZTE

Windows 7’s Mobile Broadband enhancements give people a more reliable way to connect to the Internet using a wireless modem. Taking advantage of this feature is just like connecting to any other wireless network, and is done using the View Available Networks feature.

A consistent experience for customers on top of a common infrastructure for partners to build off of enables several benefits including lower support, maintenance, deployment and management costs. It also allows partners to focus on higher-end services instead of having to focus on basic connectivity development.

Mobile World Congress, in progress throughout this week, is an annual event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain where the mobile industry comes together to show off new devices and services. You can read more about Mobile World Congress here.

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